The library curriculum in the Central Bucks School District is designed to provide today’s information age students with the tools they need to become self-guided, lifelong learners.Curriculum GoalsStudents will
Collaborative LearningCentral to the curriculum is the integration of skills instruction with subject area curricula through classroom collaborations. It is vital that students master information literacy skills such as the abilities to retrieve, organize, analyze, interpret, evaluate, synthesize and present information. When library instruction is correlated with classroom learning, students have the opportunity to apply information literacy skills to reinforce and extend their understanding of grade level/subject area curricula.
- become effective users of information in a variety of formats, including traditional and emerging technologies.
- gain 2lst century skills as they investigate the world around them through print and online resources, engaging in project-based learning in the areas of information retrieval, information management and literature appreciation.
- become critical thinkers in an information-rich society and respond to quality literature.
- engage in collaborative learning opportunities.
Technology in the LibraryAll district libraries are fully networked and provide filtered Internet access to a wealth of information, including subscription databases and encyclopedias. Each of the fifteen elementary school libraries contains a lab for technology instruction and access to educational software. Secondary libraries are also well-equipped with computers and other multimedia equipment to support the technological needs and education of our students.